Just found out my bridal shower is St Patricks Day weekend…

posted 3 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
42182 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@MrsCreeToBe:  Do you know if the invitations have been sent? If not, can you speak with the hostess to suggest a different date?

Post # 4
7055 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

If they go to a parade instead of a friend’s bridal shower, they’re not very good friends in my opinion.

Post # 6
2501 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@MrsCreeToBe:  I would hope your friends would still come. what time is the parade? can you move the timing of the shower to accomodate it ( and they would obvi have to take it easy at the parade if its anything like the south side irish parade in chicago was years ago lol)

I mean the parade happens every year. showers are only like 3-4 hours, they can celebrate after!!

Post # 8
926 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@MrsCreeToBe:  Your shower (which is being graciously thrown in your honor) is going to “suck?” :/ I’m pretty sure people can/will show up to celebrate you and THEN make time for drinking green beer until they puke.

Post # 9
170 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

How good can these friends be that they’d rather go to a parade that happens every year than your once in a lifetime (hopefully) shower?

I’m sure that your friends will make the right choice here. I can’t imagine anyone I know being like “Yeah… I’d rather go to a parade then spend a few hours celebrating my friend’s huge life event”.

Post # 10
1134 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

@aussiemum1248:  Yes, this! I doubt that good friends will not attend your shower and go to a parade instead.

Post # 11
2179 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2024

First off, if your friends don’t come to your bridal shower because they’d rather get drunk at a parade that’s really shitty. Showers don’t last forever and they still have all night to get drunk and make bad decisions.

Second, if you want to make your shower a little funner, why not make some green jello shots or a green signature drink for the guests to liven things up a bit? I’d love to go to a bridal shower with some alcohol!

Post # 12
2118 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

@MrsCreeToBe:  I live in Boston, so I know what you mean about St. Patrick’s weekend being a HUGE deal here. That said, I would NEVER miss a good friend’s shower to go to the parade! I assume your shower will be in the late morning/early afternoon? If that’s the case, they can skip the parade for your shower and still go to all the parties afterward. That weekend is like a non-stop drunk fest, so even if they take a few hours off to go to your shower, they’ll still have PLENTY of time to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Don’t worry – the people who love you will be there, no matter what.

Post # 13
9859 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

@MrsCreeToBe: I’m from newfoundland where it’s actually a holiday (totally awesome), my birthday is also that weekend.  I’ve never had a problem getting people to come out for my birthday.  I’m sure the host(s) thought of this ahead of time.  Like PPs have said, if your friends pick the parade over your shower…they’re not very good friends.

Post # 14
1604 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I totally agree with the PPs who said that if your friends/relatives go to a dang parade in lieu of your frickin BRIDAL SHOWER aren’t very good friends anyway.

I understand the whole St. Patrick’s day craziness/getting drunk stuff, but really …. if one of my good friends or family members had a bridal shower that same day, I would go to the shower, no hesitation.

I wouldn’t worry about it. If they truly love you, they’ll come to the shower. St. Patrick’s day is not that important in the grand scheme of things and if they’re decent people, I’m sure they’ll realize that.


Post # 15
225 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

This post JUST made me realize that my bridal shower is March 15th – St. Patrick’s weekend too!

I live in Vegas, and although we don’t have a huga parade, there is always a lot of celebration (involving drinking) here.  I’m not too worried myself.  In fact, I am going to see this as a sign of good luck!  Four-leaf-clover necklaces for all in attendance!

Don’t worry!  Your shower won’t suck!  

Keep your chin up!  Make plans with your girls to go out and have a green beer and celebrate after your shower, that way it will be known that you aknowledge that your shower will be amidst the holiday festivities, but you are willing to enjoy and participate in those festivities AFTER yours! 

Post # 16
6048 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

No it’s going to suck.  It’s hard to try to appreciate something in your honor when you wish it was another day.  I’m sorry but i’d blow off your shower to go to the parade, who the heck schedules a bridal shower on St. Pat’s weekend???   Can you move it to Sunday?  That’s why my wedding wasn’t scheduled for St. Pat’s day.  We did it the week after, even after the constant comments from my MIL about how it would be nice to have it St. Pat’s day, how was I going to squeeze in going to the Parade and my wedding in one day?  I’d see what you could do about moving your shower.  


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